New Life for Buckeye Lake

Technicians from International Gaming Technology are expected to arrive next week at Buckeye Lake Marina to install Game King™ Eco-Bet slot machines on the Queen of the Lake II. The current canvas canopy will be replaced with a solar array that will power the slots on sunny days. COLUMBUS – Ohio’s economic woes may have a silver lining for the […]

Some flooding relief work could get started this year

BUCKEYE LAKE – The March 18-19 rain that lead to the closure of I-70 eastbound lanes wasn’t particularly noteworthy. Julia Dian-Reed of the National Weather Service’s Wilmington officesaid roughly 2.25 to 2.75 inches of rain fell during the nearly 48 hour event. That puts it somewhere between a once every two to fiveyear event. Planners typically focus on a 100 […]

Close, but no water deal yet

BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Village is much closer to having a public water system, but the cigar’s not lit quite yet. Buckeye Lake Village Council members approved several ordinances and resolutions Monday night, which prepare the village to receive grants and loans toward paying for the design of a public water distribution system. The village plans to buy bulk water […]

Cranberry Bog cleanup day scheduled

BUCKEYE LAKE – Volunteers, in cooperation with ODNR’s Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, are organizing a Cranberry Bog Clean-Up Day for Saturday, April 12. Volunteers are needed to help with critical ecomanagement, including the removal of invasive plants from the island’s fragile meadows as well as spruce up the docks and repair the boardwalk. Interested volunteers are asked to […]

Dodd sets town meeting

BUCKEYE LAKE – State Representative Dan Dodd (D-Hebron) will hold a local town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 2 to discuss current events regarding state government. The meetings is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Village of Buckeye Lake officeson Walnut Road (Ohio 79). The public is invited. “One of the greatest dangers as a public officialis to […]

No sunshine in Walnut Township

No, we’re not writing about our dreary winter weather. This is about the lack of legally mandated sunshine in Walnut Township government. Last Wednesday, a Beacon reporter made a simple public records request for a copy of a letter from Union Township Trustees to the Walnut Township Zoning Commission. The letter was commenting on a proposed zoning change. Our first […]

Foreclosure help workshop set

COLUMBUS- Ohio homeowners at risk of foreclosure can meet face to face with their mortgage lender at the free Hope Now Homeownership Preservation Workshop, Sunday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North Hotel, The Pavilion, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus. Ohio is the second state offering the Hope Now workshops, co-sponsored by NeighborWorks America. The […]

Boat inspections set

COLUMBUS – Recreational boaters in central Ohio can benefit from free watercraft safety inspections. The safety inspections are aimed at increasing boating safety awareness. Watercraft officers with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will provide free written inspections that recommend any needed improvements to equipment such as life jackets, fireextinguishers, horns, ropes and other gear. Free safety inspections are scheduled […]

Cross carriers circle lake

LAKE AREA- Tom Gill calls it a “silent sermon.” The pastor of The Gathering, FairfieldBeach’s non-denominational church, spent a good part of Good Friday helping several people take shifts dragging a large wooden cross completely around Buckeye Lake. The walk began at 6 a.m. and lasted well into the afternoon. “We want to point people to Jesus,” he said. Gill […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Little Body, Big Mouth- Saturday, March 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Would you know a frog egg if you saw one? A toad if you heard one? Try some silly props used to reproduce amphibian calls, and then step out into the twilight to identify the real deal as […]